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# CR - Civil service employees

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CR - Civil service employees [#permalink]

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In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her manager may have to spend up to \$100,000 of tax money. Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf. This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient.
It can be properly inferred on the basis of the statements above that the author believes which of the following?

I. Too much job security can have a negative influence on workers.
II. More government workers should be fired.
III. Most government workers are Civil Service employees.

(A) I only
(B) I and III only
(C) II only
(D) I, II, and III
(E) III only

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20 Dec 2005, 07:54
Don't know if you had it previously, but we'll see:

In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her manager may have to spend up to \$100,000 of tax money. Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf. This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient.
It can be properly inferred on the basis of the statements above that the author believes which of the following?

I. Too much job security can have a negative influence on workers.
II. More government workers should be fired.
III. Most government workers are Civil Service employees.

(A) I only
(B) I and III only
(C) II only
(D) I, II, and III
(E) III only

B.

I:
employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf.

III:
This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient.
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20 Dec 2005, 07:58
Sorry not correct, as far as the OA answer states.

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20 Dec 2005, 12:37
The OA states A

(source: CR 1000 question 15)

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20 Dec 2005, 13:16
I don't think OA is correct.

it should be B.
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23 Dec 2005, 11:22
I think the OA is right. Only I can be inferred from the passage. III is extreme (most), not evident from the passage and outside of scope. There could be contractors working for the government for all we know.

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23 Dec 2005, 12:28
I agree with Nakib and Duttsit. It should be B.

BTW what is the accuracy of theb 1000 docs.

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12 Jan 2006, 15:27
[quote="scorpioguy"]I agree with Nakib and Duttsit. It should be B.

Late but OA is correct. The statement government not efficient means,
no effective rule formed by govt to fire civil service employees and not
to infer as civil service employees are govt employees.

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12 Jan 2006, 17:47
Even though I agree that III is a bit extreme, but if inefficiencies in firing civil servents imply that government is inefficient than most of the govt employees must be civil servents.

Isn't it?

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12 Jan 2006, 18:26
yups B for me also...

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12 Jan 2006, 22:40
I also originally chose B. After a close rereading, it appears that (A) should be correct because the phrase "so inefficient" is rather vague. To some people, even .01% is too wasteful. Also, we can not infer that most govt. workers are civil service employees based on the evidence in the passage.

Tricky question.

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Re: CR - Civil service employees [#permalink]

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13 Jan 2006, 18:15
This is a great question. This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient. --- is the conclusion drawn in the passage. It is based on an assumption ( all civil workers work for the govt. ) and not just premises. An inference should never rely on the assumption. It should come from the premises. Only (I) can be correctly inferred from the passage. III is the assumption.

Thanks for the question. It reminded me of a rule that I had forgotten.

Don't know if you had it previously, but we'll see:

In the effort to fire a Civil Service employee, his or her manager may have to spend up to \$100,000 of tax money. Since Civil Service employees know how hard it is to fire them, they tend to loaf. This explains in large part why the government is so inefficient.
It can be properly inferred on the basis of the statements above that the author believes which of the following?

I. Too much job security can have a negative influence on workers.
II. More government workers should be fired.
III. Most government workers are Civil Service employees.

(A) I only
(B) I and III only
(C) II only
(D) I, II, and III
(E) III only

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Re: CR - Civil service employees   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2006, 18:15
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